Construction delays Peace Arch sculpture exhibit


The annual Peace Arch Park International Sculpture exhibit has been temporarily postponed so the park can  upgrade its irrigation system.

Christina Alexander with the United States/Canada Peace Arch Park Association said some of the sculptures are in place, but the full exhibit won’t be ready until work crews can complete the project.

“We’re not complaining,” she said. “We’ve needed this new irrigation system for a long time, and we’re grateful to be getting it.”

The park is getting upgrades to its existing irrigation systems, as well as replacements for some of the waterlines and wastewater conveyance systems.

“The existing systems are dated,” said Sheila Ranganath, environmental engineer for the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. “This project will provide overdue improvement.”

The system was funded by the state’s building construction account. Ranganath estimates the project will be complete by June 30.

Alexander said that while the project will likely not be complete by the time the Hands Across the Border revival takes place this weekend, she has been assured the work should have progressed to a good stopping point.

The Hands Across the Border revival will take place on Sunday, June 14.

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